Around Town First Day July 23, 2014

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)
SNMCAC — The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation will hold its Board of Directors meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the SNMCAC Building, 1915 San Jose Blvd., Carlsbad. For more information, call 575-887-3939.
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WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY — Pre-registration for the Women’s Community Bible Study will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at The Jahva House. Women and children ages birth through sixth grade are invited to learn more about WCBS and pre-register for an in-depth study of the Gospel of Mark. For more information, contact Betsy at 575-317-3108.
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TACKLE FOOTBALL — Registration for the City of Artesia youth tackle football league for boys in grades 5-6 will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 15 at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. Cost is $65. Space is limited to 88 participants. For more information, contact Sonny Bernal at 748-0299.
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FLAG FOOTBALL — Registration for the City of Artesia youth flag football league for boys in grades 1-4 will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 15 at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. Cost is $35. For more information, contact Sonny Bernal at 748-0299.
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CHEERLEADING — Registration for the City of Artesia youth cheerleading squad for girls in grades 1-6 will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 15 at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. Cost is $35. For more information, contact Sonny Bernal at 748-0299.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and non-profit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around town.)

SUMMER MOVIES — The Artesia Arts Council will present “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954) starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Heritage Walkway. The movie and popcorn are free. Bring a chair and a drink.
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YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION — Registration for the Artesia Youth Soccer Association will be held at Faith Baptist Church on the following dates: 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 24 and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 26 (final day). Fee is $35 per child. For more information, contact Ramona Kilpatrick at 602-400-9270.
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PECOS PURPLE PEPPERS — The Pecos Purple Peppers Red Hat Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at Kwan Den. Interested women are welcome. For more information, call 748-2473.
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FLOWER SHOW — The Artesia Garden Club would like to remind Eddy County gardeners to enter their flowers and plants in the Eddy County Fair. Entries will be accepted from 8-10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds Community Building.
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TACO PLATES — Victory Life Fellowship will be selling Navajo taco plates from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, July 25. Plates are $8 each and include fried bread smothered with beans, meat and cheese, and salad. To order, call 746-4294 or 513-0348. Delivery is available within city limits or pick up at 1716 N. Pine St.
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SUMMER FOOTBALL — Summer football will be held through July 25 at Bulldog Bowl according to the following schedule: Artesia High School athletes, 7 a.m.; Park Junior High athletes, 9 a.m.; Zia Intermediate athletes, 10 a.m.
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TENT REVIVAL — Forever Free Fellowship will sponsor a tent revival beginning at 6:30 p.m. July 26 – Aug. 3 at Guadalupe Park. Children’s Church will be held nightly, and a youth rally is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 1. For more information, contact Freddy or Rosa Carrera at 303-507-8063 or 303-246-0224.
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CALIENTE CLASSIC — The Caliente Classic slowpitch softball tournament will be held July 26-27 at Jaycee Park. Divisions will include men’s and coed, Classes D and E, in a pool play/double elimination bracket format. Entry fee is $265. For more information, contact Anthony at 706-6299. To register, visit usssa.com or contact Rhiny Williams at 748-6487.
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ACT REUNION POTLUCK — The Artesia Community Theatre will hold a reunion potluck luau at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at 917 Watson Blvd. Past participants in ACT productions are invited to attend and remember the fun had and learn what’s being planned for the future. RSVP to 748-2367 by July 28.
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HOSPITAL BOARD — The Artesia Special Hospital District Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the meeting room at Artesia General Hospital.
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MEET THE COACH NIGHT — All girls interested in participating in the 2015 season of Lady Bulldog softball are encouraged to attend a Meet the Coach Night with new head coach John Tigert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the varsity softball field at the Mack Chase Athletic Complex. Bring a glove and bat if possible.
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CLASS OF 1974 — The Artesia High School Class of 1974 will hold its 40-year reunion Sept. 19-20. Payments of $50 per person for the Friday and Saturday night events should be mailed to Melinda Gable Piper by Aug. 1. For more information, contact Piper at 746-0220 or 308-1840; Perry Conner at 365-4284; Shawn Starkey Kinnibrugh at 513-2375; or Denise Tidwell Tice at 513-0619.
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CAMERA CLUB — The Artesia Camera Club will not meet in July. The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. The topic will be macro photography. All photo enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer Duff at 703-1971.
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MEET THE TEACHER DAY — Meet the Teacher Day for the 2014-15 school year will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, for students entering first grade, and from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, for students entering kindergarten.
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QUARTERBACK CLUB — The Artesia Quarterback Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Bulldog Bowl field house. All men interested in the AHS football program are welcome. Officers will be elected, and the hamburger fry will be discussed.
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL — The first day of school for Artesia Public Schools grades 1-12 will be Monday, Aug. 11. The first day of kindergarten will be Monday, Aug. 18.
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RELAY FOR LIFE — Teams are still needed for Artesia’s Relay for Life event, to be held Aug. 22-23 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex. For more information, visit relayforlife.org, email artesiarfl@yahoo.com, or contact Cheryl Bartlett at First American Bank, 746-8046, cbartlett@firstamb.com, or Lucy Bejarano at 703-4997.
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BABY PHOTO CONTEST — Pregnancy Help Center of Artesia will hold a baby photo contest through Aug. 25. Pictures should be of babies ages birth through 18 months and must be in .JPG format with a resolution of no less than 630×450. No professional photos. Twelve winners will be used at the center’s inaugural fundraiser banquet, “Laugh for Life,” and receive a framed collage and one free banquet ticket. Email photos to Denise Gunderson, pazzazzsalon@gtmail.com.